The late Robert “Bob” Snyder and his wife, Linda Snyder, of Catawba Island were honored as the inaugural recipients of the Joy Roth Community Service Award presented by the Ottawa County Republican Committee. Snyder had passed away in April 2021.
The presentation was made recently at the Ottawa County Republican Annual Fish Fry at the Catawba Island Club. The award, a graphic picture of the late Joy Roth’s signature and a signature tote bag in Joy’s favorite yellow color, was presented by Joy Roth’s husband, Jeff Roth, to Linda Snyder.
Bob and his wife, Linda, founded the Portage Resale Center in Port Clinton in 2011, a community organization based on Christian values, benefiting Ottawa County charities, and offering quality, low-cost merchandise to all in need. The Portage Resale Center has given more than $781,000 back to Ottawa County.
The Community Service Award is presented in the memory of Joy Roth, who passed away suddenly in July 2020, a dynamic woman who selflessly dedicated her time and talent to improving many lives in Ottawa County, including the founding of the Ottawa County Community Foundation.